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Bond yields are rising to unsustainable levels. Unemployment is the highest in the euro zone. Can the EU save Spain from disaster?
President Nicolas Sarkozy and his challenger Francois Hollande have woven a tangled web as they battle for the presidency.
It's the economy, stupid! Problem is, the French don't want to talk about it.
It's certainly not going to pull the euro zone from its economic slump.
But can it win this latest trade war? Says one critic: "They can be so 20th-century."
Maybe. But several pitfalls still lie ahead. (We're looking at you, Portugal.)
Berlin embraces debt brinksmanship to force governments to change.
Although France is a key pillar of the EU, politicians of all stripes are making it a scapegoat. Is Europe under threat?
To fight economic stagnation, a pro-growth faction wants liberalization that once fomented revolt.
Spain and the Netherlands are blanching at EU austerity rules. Who's next?
Maybe a little. EU leaders have started to talk about carrots for Greece, not just sticks.
Daughter of North-African immigrants could give Sarkozy kudos with workers, minorities, as he seeks to claw back poll deficit.
New grim economic data bolsters calls for more growth measures over austerity.
Brussels threatens Budapest with half-a-billion euro aid cut.
Le Pen says halal meat shows "contempt" for French, reigniting identity politics amid her election bid.
But the euro power couple, Merkozy, isn't quite ready to endorse a growth policy.
Marathon talks approve 130 billion euro rescue — with strings attached.
EU and Iran engage in brinkmanship of boycott and counter-boycott.
Prof. Jules Poukens says 3D printing could be just the start of a bionic revolution.
French First Lady will model for a statue of an Italian immigrant. Not everyone is amused.